Garden Phlox
Phlox paniculata 'Orange Perfection'

Family: Polemoniaceae (po-le-moh-nee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Phlox (floks) (Info)
Species: paniculata (pan-ick-yoo-LAY-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Orange Perfection

Category:

Perennials

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Orange

Red-Orange

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Cordele, Georgia

Machesney Park, Illinois

Mount Prospect, Illinois

Plainfield, Illinois

Warrenville, Illinois

Fishers, Indiana

Ewing, Kentucky

Hebron, Kentucky

Hopkins, Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Wayzata, Minnesota

Auburn, New Hampshire

Trenton, New Jersey

Jefferson, New York

Glenshaw, Pennsylvania

Indiana, Pennsylvania

Knoxville, Tennessee

Austin, Texas

Iredell, Texas

Twin Lakes, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
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4
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RatingContent
Positive

On Aug 12, 2011, ms_greenjeans from Hopkins, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

I've not been particularly crazy about phlox in the past; Orange Perfection is the first one I've planted in quite awhile. This is the second year . It has been mildew resistant and blooms nicely. I agree the color is not a true orange, but it's bright and I find it pleasing.

Neutral

On Jul 22, 2011, gromet from Warrenville, IL wrote:

Orange Perfection seems to mean that the color orange shows up when conditions are perfect. Does perfect mean just full sun, or is there something else I can do with soil. Maybe more fertilizer/water? less fertilizer/water? I will appreciate any help because I would really like those orange flowers for an upcoming wedding. :o)

Neutral

On Sep 26, 2010, Just_Grow_It from Manassas, VA wrote:

It's a decent enough plant, but it's definitely not orange. Not even close.

Neutral

On Aug 6, 2009, Marlina from Blaine, MN (Zone 4b) wrote:

I have to wait to see if this phlox gets bigger in time. Has not in the first year.Doesn't seem to have a lot of problems with the mildew . It is the last of my phlox to bloom . Started the other day with one. It is a pretty color and I am glad that it actually is some sort of orange....Hope to be pleased next year..

Positive

On Jul 13, 2004, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

I love this one the color is amazing. I don't think there is any picture that can do it justice. So far the heat doesn't seem to bother it.

Neutral

On Jan 29, 2003, lupinelover from Grove City, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

The color depends on growing conditions: under ideal circumstances, true orange can be achieved. There may be some salmon or fuchsia in it. Seed does not come true.